To celebrate the release of the Illustrated Edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on October 6, 2015, Bloomsbury is giving readers the chance the help reveal the first image of Lord Voldemort, by posting #UnveilVoldemort to social media accounts. Visit unveilvoldemort.com for details!
They will reveal Jim Kay’s stunning image of Voldemort in five stages, and you can take part in each one by using the hashtag #UnveilVoldemort on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr! At the publishing time of this post there are already 8,615 mentions, so let’s keep it going!
The first trailer for Emma Watson’s Colonia has been released on her official Facebook page. The film was premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and was reviewed by The Hollywood Reporter. The film, which has no release date, follows a young woman’s desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.
Journey through platform 9 ¾ not to jump on the Hogwarts Express but to follow Thomas the Tank Engine as he embarks on a spectacular new adventure that takes him to a new part of Sodor and on a curious quest that introduces a host of new characters. There is no need to bring your wands or invisibility cloaks as you will be on this adventure with a few Harry Potter alumni.
Academy-award winner Eddie Redmayne, along with John Hurt, and Jamie Campbell Bower are making tracks into the latest Thomas the Tank Engine movie, Thomas & Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure. The movie, which debuts on DVD on September 8th, features Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends from the Island of Sodor as they embark on an action-packed treasure hunt which will keep little ones on the edge of their seats throughout the film. In addition to the star-studded cast, the movie features exciting new characters and is premiering just in time for Thomas the Tank Engine’s 70th Anniversary.
THOMAS & FRIENDS™: SODOR’S LEGEND OF THE LOST TREASURE
ALL-NEW MOVIE ABOUT TRUE COURAGE AND TRUE FRIENDSHIP
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD ON AUGUST 25, 2015
AND ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD ON FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND HIT ENTERTAINMENT
Shiver me timbers! Surprises await Thomas and his friends as they dig up their most daring adventure yet. Unearthing an old pirate ship, Thomas is on the hunt for Sodor’s lost treasure. When Thomas rocks the boat with some new friends, trouble soon rushes in. Will Thomas track down the treasure in time or will Sailor John set sail with it? Join Thomas & Friends™ in this explosive movie adventure!
With two all-new friends, the latest feature-length film from the beloved franchise, Thomas & Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure – The Movie, debuts on Digital HD on August 25, 2015. DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with DVD, Digital HD and Ultraviolet™ debut on September 8, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure is a spectacular new adventure that takes Thomas to a new part of Sodor and on a curious quest that introduces a host of new characters; and the stellar voice cast bringing them to life. New engine Ryan will be voiced by 2015 Best Actor Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, Les Misérables, Elizabeth I), while John Hurt (Harry Potter, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) will assume the part of Sailor John and Jamie Campbell Bower (Harry Potter, Twilight) will voice trusted sail boat Skiff.
The release of Thomas & Friends: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure is part of the celebration of 70 years of friendship for Thomas & Friends in 2015. This year, the Number 1 blue engine celebrates friendship with fans around the world with new content, partnerships and activations.
Buzzfeed has shared two new photos from the new Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. You can view the photos in our gallery.
They also shared a video showing how Jim Kay made models to help with his illustrations for the book. (Thanks to SS for uploading to YouTube)
They also shared a quote from J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury sent over the following:
Pre-order the US and UK editions before the October 6th release. If you are in the UK you can also pre-order the special Deluxe Edition exclusively though Bloomsbury (for a November 5th release). Unfortunately fans in the US cannot order through Bloomsbury’s site so we have to wait until March 2016.
It has been revealed today that Freddie Stroma, who played Cormac McLaggen in the Harry Potter films, has been cast in Game of Thrones for the show’s 6th season. He will be playing Dickon Tarly who is the brother of Jon Snow’s best friend Samwell Tarley.
Dickon has not been seen in the books but readers do know that he is the second oldest son of Randyll Tarley and is heir to his family’s title since Sam gave it up to join the Night’s Watch.
Interactive Harry Potter site Pottermore has announced some major changes to the website in a message to members.
Soon, Pottermore as you know it will transform into a new and reimagined website, giving you the opportunity to discover even more about J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
Part one of Pottermore’s story, in which you have enjoyed the depiction of Harry’s story through illustrated ‘Moment’ artwork and experienced life within Hogwarts, is ending. We are now preparing for part two of Pottermore’s story to begin. As J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World expands, so too will Pottermore, becoming a place to imagine more and share in a world beyond the seven book series.
As a memento of your Pottermore journey so far we’ve created a personalised, printable certificate, which is available for you to print until 1:00pm (British Summer Time) on 16 September. Thank you for your dedication and for sharing the Pottermore experience with us so far. We hope you like what’s next…